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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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High school students developing designs to combat tired driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 25, 2014

High school students developing designs to combat tired driving

Calling all high school students! If you have a knack for art or just like creating artwork, now is the chance to help out a good cause and display your talents. The Illinois Tollway, Blick Art Materials and CBRE, commercial real ...

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Illinois Governor signs $1B plan for road repairs

Brian Ethridge - Jul 23, 2014

Illinois Governor signs $1B plan for road repairs

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a $1 billion capital spending plan, intended to create jobs and help repair the state's roads and bridges. Transportation officials claim the money will go toward "shovel ready" road projects scheduled to take place this ...

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Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

Brian Ethridge - Jul 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

The Illinois Tollway is set to build a "living laboratory" which will serve as a unique test site to improve existing products and study technology advancements.  The test site will immediately focus on smartphone tolling applications and I-Pass transponders to ...

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4 states announce major project developments

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 27, 2014

4 states announce major project developments

Four states have announced major developments in transportation projects this week. Projects in Montana, North Carolina, Illinois and Arkansas were pushed forward, with most receiving a significant amount of funds. Montana A $15.6 million reconstruction project is underway on the notoriously dangerous Highway ...

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Illinois DOT's new Human Capital Strategic Plan aims to address skills gap

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

Illinois DOT's new Human Capital Strategic Plan aims to address skills gap

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is aiming to address a projected skills gap with a new Human Capital Strategic Plan. Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider released the plan on Wednesday and, according to an IDOT press release, the plan ...

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pushes to prioritize Illiana Expressway

Amanda Bayhi - May 27, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pushes to prioritize Illiana Expressway

The Illiana Expressway -- a 47-mile tollway between Indiana and Illinois -- could be made a top priority in Illinois if Gov. Pat Quinn’s efforts are successful, NBC Chicago reports. Quinn wants the $1.5 billion project to be placed at the ...

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Pets to ride Amtrak lines in Chicago

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Pets to ride Amtrak lines in Chicago

Amtrak riders in Chicago, Illinois could soon start commuting with man’s best friend. Related: Teaching Dogs to Fly The company will start testing its new pets-on-board policy May 5, allowing travelers to pay a fee of $25 to take their small cats and ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: MoDOT employee finds a new way of transportation… skydiving

With the nation’s congested highway, one woman who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Southeast District has found another way to get around – by parachute! Doris Dumey, CAP-OM (pronounced Demi, like Demi Moore), is the executive assistant to ...

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Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Illinois governor unveils 6-year, $8.6 billion transportation investment plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday unveiled a six-year $8.6 billion construction program that aims to improve highways, infrastructure and public transportation throughout the state. “A booming economy requires a 21st century infrastructure,” Quinn said. “Our infrastructure plan will create thousands ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Bomag Americas breaks ground on new North American headquarters

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 06, 2014

Bomag Americas breaks ground on new North American headquarters

Following an August announcement that it plans to end its Kewanee, Illinois operations, Bomag Americas has broken ground on a new facility in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Bomag representatives, along with state and local officials, on Wednesday held a groundbreaking ceremony at ...

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